Meet Our Staff

Our goal is to treat you as if you are a member of our own family! We want to achieve a perfect result for you through efficient and comprehensive treatment. Each team member is certified in radiology, coronal polishing, CPR, dental office emergencies, and OSHA infection control. We attend classes for CPR and OSHA compliance, as well as continuing education courses on the TAP 3 sleep apnea appliance and Damon brackets. We strive to treat each of our patients with the highest level of care, staying in touch with the latest advances in orthodontic technology.

Front Office Staff

Denise Freeze

Appointment Coordinator

I have been in the field of orthodontics since 1978 and with Dr. Austin since he started practicing in 1999. I enjoy working with Dr. Austin because his passion for beautiful smiles makes him one of the best! We have fun in our office while keeping our patients as our #1 focus! Seeing our patients come in for the first time, being there for them and their family during treatment, and seeing them end up with beautiful, glowing smiles is worth more to me than words can express! In my free time, I enjoy living on my farm with all of our animals, and spending time with my family and with my five grandkids! God has blessed me for giving me a chance to work in a practice with such wonderful people and being able to meet and help people every day.

 

Sherry Morgan

Financial Coordinator

I joined Dr. Austin's practice in November 2011 after moving here from West Virginia. I bring with me 18 years of experience in orthodontics, and am very excited to work with all of the patients and families here. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family which is one of the reasons for my move. I have five grandchildren that keep me very busy. I also love riding my Harley and traveling, especially to the beach.

 

Ashlee Kennemore

Treatment Coordinator

I started working at Austin Orthodontics in November 2007. I have been Treatment Coordinator since January of 2010. I love working in orthodontics! Watching our patients grow more confident in themselves because of their new beautiful smile is so rewarding! I have been married to my wonderful husband Aaron since 2008 and we welcomed the most perfect little boy named Drew in 2013. We also have a beagle named Kuechly, GO PANTHERS! We love spending time together with family and friends and traveling as much as possible!

 

Clinical Staff

Amy Caskey

Clinical Coordinator

I have worked in the orthodontic and general dentistry fields since 1990. I love helping others feel better by improving their smiles! I am married to a fabulous man and we have a wonderful daughter. When at home, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and cooking!

 

Kellie Boston

Clinical Assistant

I started with Dr. Austin's office at age 13. (As a patient, of course!) As a former patient, surgery case, and current patient, I know that orthodontic work not only improve our smiles, but our lives! BRACES ROCK!! I have a wonderful husband (who is currently the only one in our family without braces) and two wonderful children. We spend most of our time at the ballparks, but when I find a moment to myself, I am trying to learn how to play guitar!

 

Judy Croson

Clinical Assistant

I started working at Austin Orthodontics in February 2013, 3 days before my third grandson was born! I spent the first part of my career working in Virgina where my husband and I are from. I bring 30+ years of experience with me and a love for ortho that still keeps it exciting for me. When I’m not at work I enjoy gardening or traveling to virgina to visit my son and daughter and 4 grandsons!

 

Casey Stewart

Lab Technician

I first started with Dr. Austin as a patient when I was in 8th grade and then began working for him in May of 2014. I started in the clinic and soon began working as Records Coordinator and Lab Technician. I love working at Austin Orthodontics! I am always trying to learn more every day to better educate not only myself but also our patients. I am married to my wonderful husband Robbie and we have a beautiful daughter named Sadie who was born in June of 2016. She is our biggest blessing and watching her grow is so much fun. We have a Great Dane named Cruzer and he is such a big baby. He likes to sit on the couch and lay his head on our chest when we are watching TV. We love spending time together with family, friends and we also enjoy taking trips together.

 

Chanel Etheridge

I have been working in orthodontics for 20 years. I truly enjoy seeing the beautiful smile transformations. I love the confidence it brings to not only children but also adults! I am originally from Pensacola Florida so it goes without saying that I love sandy white beaches, seafood and live music. On the weekends, you can usually find me on the dirt bike track cheering on my son or at a cheerleading competition watching my daughter. I love participating in FunRuns with my friends, traveling to new places and exploring new restaurants.

 

Tiffany Ward

I started as a patient of Dr. Austin when I was younger and had such an amazing experience, I strived to make it my profession! I officially joined the Austin Ortho team in February 2015 and it has been fulfilling, rewarding and so much fun! I love having a part in beautiful smile transformations. When I'm not adjusting your braces, my weekends are usually busy taking pictures- I'm also a portrait photographer! In my free time I love spending time with my boyfriend Adam, our dog Zoey and our Cat Millie. I'm a huge animal lover, so if you're in my chair I'd love to know about your furry friends!

 

Brandy Moore

I joined the wonderful team at Austin Orthodontics in July 2016 but have been in the orthodontics field since 1997 as a clinical technician. I love getting to know our patients and working with them and watching their smile transform into a masterpiece! I reside in Lincolnton with my husband, 3 children and 1 fur baby. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, shopping and going to the beach or mountains.